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    Re: Healthcare Reform

    Posted by Sharon on 3/27/10

    Thanks, Deborah. JC, the problem is that unlike other industries
    who increase their bottom line profits by satisfying and therefore
    growing their customer base; the insurance industy generates their
    bottom line profits by NOT taking care of their customers.

    And they have their fingers in many pies. Question: If health care
    accounts for 1/6 of our nation's economy, what is the total
    percentage of our economy impacted by the insurance industry, not
    just health insurers? They don't just deny treatments that are
    based on accepted medical practice. They run the game on
    establishing what are established as acceptable medical treatments.
    There is alot of money going to alot of teaching hospitals that
    seem to "educate" in a manner favorable to insurers.

    Seems to me, we just gave them trillions of our tax dollars to pay
    for 30 million more guranteed clients for them, and we made a law
    that everyone in the US must pay to buy a service from a private
    entity, the insurance industry; based on the premise that, this
    time, they promise they will be good.

    Does anyone really believe that bottom line profits for their
    shareholders of the insurance industry will no longer take
    precedence over the clients they are guaranteed to have with us
    paying for it via our tax dollars?

    I think all this hoopla of them supposedly protesting healthcare
    reform was kinda like "Oh please, Mr. Obama. Don't throws me in
    the briar patch".

    And...the US Chamber of Commerce is already gearing up big time for
    the Republicans to take back control of government. When that
    happens coupled with all the money we just allocated to the
    insurance industry; we might as well put an addition onto the oval
    office for the Executive Of The Insurance Industry Branch of

    I sure hope I am wrong on this one!


    On 3/27/10, Deborah wrote:
    > well put and my take on it too.
    > On 3/25/10, Sharon wrote:
    >> I think their original intent was honorable and surely if you
    >> spend trillions of dollars something good will come of it,
    >> somewher along the line. But in general, I think they lost
    >> sight of the goal posts as they punted away our children's
    >> economic future to the players for the corporate team.
    >> Question: How do you punish the insurance industry for their
    >> past misdeeds of greed and corruption in health care, wrongful
    >> medical treatments, wrongful denials and undue influence over
    >> US health policies and practices; and provide safeguards in
    >> public health policy so that they do not practice these
    >> deceptive tactics in the future?
    >> Do you:
    >> A. Take the monopoly of control over healthcare away from them
    >> by adding competition to the equation that will force them to
    >> fulfill obligations to their clientele if they desire to keep
    >> their clients’ business - the basic principle of our economy?
    >> Or
    >> B. i.) Give them billions of taxpayer dollars; ii.) give them
    >> greater control over healthcare and the medical community to
    >> decide what is evidence based medical practices as a matter of
    >> policy; and iii.) force all US citizens to pay to participate
    >> in the "reformed" plan under threat that they will be
    >> financially penalized if they fail to do so?
    >> I would choose "A", but I think we just chose "B".
    >> Sharon
    >> On 3/25/10, Thomas Paine wrote:
    >>> The Cliff Note Version is - taxes will increase, medical
    >>> costs will increase and the quality of care will decrease.
    >>> Not even the guys who wrote the thing and voted on it have a
    >>> clue what’s in the bill or how it will be rolled out. Of
    >>> course, taxes will be collected long before We The People
    >>> understand how the system will work or IF it will work.
    >>> Big government for little sheeple - the incompetent leading
    >>> the blind. We The People are no longer relevant.
    >>> Thomas Paine
    >>> On 3/25/10, Deborah wrote:
    >>>> Anyone read the entire thing? Is there a Cliff Notes
    >>>> version?

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